Antlia Pneumatica
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365802Publication Date:
27 Feb 2020
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99
First Staged:
Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway, 2016

Antlia Pneumatica

By Anne Washburn

Paperback £18.99

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

A group of old friends—who, now in middle age, have mostly lost touch over the years—is reunited at a remote Texas estate for the funeral of one of their own. As they confront the memories of their shared past, the walls quickly dissolve (literally and figuratively) into a realm bordering on supernatural.

Anne Washburn's play Antlia Pneumatica was first staged at Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway, in April 2016.

Press Quotes

'A writer of questing imagination and convention-bending technique'

New York Times

'Washburn has established herself as one of the most formally innovative playwrights working today'


'Washburn is not your ordinary playwright… [her] witty, surprising language makes you laugh in self-recognition, then gasp at a turn into poetic intensity. I think everyone should see Anne Washburn's plays'

Time Out New York

'A realistic, disarming ghost tale, invigorated with ruminations about time and space'

Associated Press
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781559365802Publication Date:
27 Feb 2020
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99
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